WINE TASTING: A wine tasting of historic proportions will
pair up seven Huntington area restaurants with a selection
of top wines and beers to benefit the Huntington Historical
Society. The 22nd annual An Evening of Wine Under the Stars
is set for Friday, Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m. under a huge tent on
the grounds of the Kissam House at Park Avenue and Route 25A.
Fine wines, live music, and fantastic raffles and auction
items are just a few reasons you will want to attend this
event. But for the foodies among us, its the gourmet
food. That will be supplied courtesy of Black and Blue, The
Culinary Studio, Rookie's Sports Club, Kashi Japanese, Crew
and Fado, all returning to serve up their delectable treats,
and Nisen Sushi, serving at the event for the first time this
year. More restaurants may join as the event gets closer.
The event will honor Huntington Town Historian Robert Hughes
and his wife Priscilla, both longtime supporters of the historical
society. For tickets or information, go to huntingtonhistorical.org,
or call 631-427-7045.
EAT FOR THE AGES: This month, Black & Blue Seafood &
Chop House (65 Wall St., Huntington village, 631-385-9255
blackandbluehuntington.com) will be donating $2 to the Huntington
Historical Society for every prix-fixe dinner they sell. The
restaurants donation will help sponsor the societys
Sept. 7 tasting event, An Evening of Wine Under the Stars.
Whats more, the restaurant will then match its own donation
making a total $4 donation for every entrée sold. The
three-course prix-fixe menu is $29.95 and available every
day (Friday and Saturday until 6:30 p.m. only).
NO MORE BAD DAWGS: Sad news for anybody seeking a dressed-up
dawg in Huntington village, or to finish their membership
in the K9 Club: Bad Dawgs (44 Gerard St., Huntington village)
closed up shop at the end of July after two years in the village.
The nifty little storefront had all sorts of creative ways
to get a wiener, always piled high with goodies and served
DANCE NIGHT: Huntington Social (330 New York Ave., Huntington
village, 631-923-2442 www.huntingtonsocial.com) hosts Social
Saturdays every Saturday evening beginning at 10 p.m.
Huntington natives the Wonder Twinz supply the best of the
80s, 90s, hip hop, soul, funk and todays
Top-40 remixes. While dancing to the sounds provided by the
Wonder Twinz, guests can enjoy Huntington Socials signature
drinks. Some of the specialty cocktails (all $12) include:
the Social Summer Martini, a mix of vodka, watermelon, peach
and mint; 50 Shades of Grape, vodka with white grapes, ginger
beer and lemon; Bolita, made with house-made blueberry-infused
rum, ginger ale and mint; or the Huntington Bay Breeze with
Arehucas Oro rum, Velvet Falernum, pineapple and lime.
PRETTY PLATES: Real estate has its mantra: location, location,
location. The restaurant industry should have a mantra of
its own: presentation, presentation, presentation. As much
as we can appreciate a dish on the merits of taste alone,
theres much to be said for artful plating that makes
a dish look as good as it tastes. According to Travis Londons
Healthy Chic Eats website (healthychiceats.com), artful plating
incorporates these five components: balance (two or three
colors are better than one; shape (mix it up for a variety
of shapes and forms, not just two. And think about height
as a variation); texture (combine several textures on the
plate, and not too many similar textures); flavor (you cant
see flavors but you need to know how they work together when
combining your ingredients); portion size (make sure you balance
the portion size with the size of your plate). To us Foodies,
though, the best plate is one thats been licked clean!
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